The following are UW–Madison alumni currently serving in the US Senate or House of Representatives.
Let you legislators know you support UW—Madison! On April 11, advocates from around the state are meeting with their legislators at the state capitol to let them know they care about UW—Madison and a number of the university’s legislative priorities. Join the movement by reaching out to your representatives!
On March 14, advocates from across the country are meeting with their members of Congress to let them know they care about UW–Madison and a number of issues affecting higher education.
Once a bipartisan issue, support for higher education is now split down party lines with House’s tax reform proposal.
House’s Tax Cuts and Jobs Act would reduce tax benefits and savings for college students by $65 billion over the next decade.
House and Senate offer differing tax reform plans, with the House’s taking more digs at families and students financing a college education.
Governor Tommy Thompson, who was the longest serving Governor in Wisconsin history, and Ambassador and former Assembly Speaker Tom Loftus, who was the longest-serving Speaker in Wisconsin history, shared their perspectives on partisanship and political gridlock at a panel discussion, “Tom and Tommy: Bridging the Political Divide” at One Alumni Place on Thursday, October 12.
The legislature’s building commission unanimously passed a capital plan that will be added to the state budget. The plan funds multiple projects requested around campus.
The Senate’s budget proposes borrowing $712 million for roads, and likely maintains Gov. Walker’s funding plans for the UW system.
Alumni and donors from Badger Advocates have displayed a more critical reaction to the plan than UW-Madison officials.